Material science and strength of materials 1 (EN)2018/2019
- Content and learning outcomes
The purpose with strength and selection of materials is to enable students at an academic level (AP-degree) to carry out some basic strength calculations on simple static constructions (physical product) with respect to choice of materials and their properties.
Topics covered in connection with this theme:
• Strength of materials. Including
-Cross-section constants: centre of gravity, moment of inertia and resistance
-Stresses: normal and tangential stresses.
• Material selection. Including
-CES. Software for materials selection.
In conclusion, you will be required to deliver a presentation to the class in max. 10 minutes per each group.
The presentation has to cover the topics:
• Calculations of cross-section constants for the product. Ex a park bench, chair, street lighting, balance bomb or equivalent.
• Calculations of stresses for the dimensioned parts.
• Comment on and explain your choice of materials using CES.
• Present your new product in SolidWorks.
- Type of instruction
The teaching is based on a case description. The content in teaching is based on the learning activities, that are linked to the case and supported by classroom teaching and exercises. Exercises can consist of both individual and group work.
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested with the following modules3277151, 3277153, 3277154, 3277155, 3277156, 3277157, 3277251, 3277252, 3277253, 3277254, 3277255, 3277160The second semester centres on a coherent project divided into two project periods. The
objective is to develop a new product comprising at least two moving parts and the associated production apparatus.
The first project period is devoted to product development and design. It is during this period
that you develop the actual product. The second period covers the areas of production and
business, and requires you to build up the company and production plant.
The work is carried out in groups of 3–5 students and involves the business community as far as possible.
The project begins with the preparation and submission of a synopsis, which has to be
approved by the teachers’ group. Once approved, it serves as the problem area for the
project. See FRONTER for guidelines about how to lay out the synopsis.
For the mid-term evaluation, you will be required to present your conclusions from the first
half of the assignment. The requirements in this regard are presented under ‘formal
Finally, you have to submit the full project report including both phases.
All evaluations are open to all your fellow students, unless special agreements with companies apply.
The teachers continuously assess attendance, input and assignments submitted with a
view to ensuring that all students are actively involved in the programme.Type of examCombined written and oral examinationFormal requirementsThe report must be based on an approved synopsis
-Max. 50 actual pages, including graphics (front page, table of contents and source
reference/bibliography does not count)
-Use an easily readable font in size 12
• Title page presenting the following information:
• Title of the report
• Your full name(s)
• The school name and logo
• The names of the associated teachers/supervisors
• Number of characters in the report, including spaces.
• For assignments that stem from companies – or which are closely linked to a given
company – the title page must also state the name of the company, as well as the
name and email address of a contact at the company.
-Exceeding the rapport extent (see above) can affect the grade. If the difference is significant, - is more than 25% - then formal requirements are not observed and it could result in a rejection of the project.
-Projects are generally expected to have numerous relations to the business community, so it is important that you CLEARLY reference company association on the title page, and state
whether the report may or may NOT be made public. See the section concerning publication.
-It is expected that reports will feature elements of visual communication including sketches,
figures, diagrams and so on.
-Please note that the projects will be checked for plagiarised content. Plagiarised content also includes the reuse of more than one sentence from your previous projects unless the source is clearly stated.
-Reports and synopses must be saved in PDF format and uploaded under “Besvarelse”
(Answers) in WISEflow.
NB: The maximum file size cannot exceed 25 MB – and appendices should be gathered in a
combined PDF file with a table of content as the first page. Excel and Microsoft Project
formats are exceptions, which are submitted in their original version. Appendices are not
taken into account of the assessment of the report.
-Reports uploaded as PDF image files will not be accepted. This means that text and tables
must be able to be edited, scanned and marked in the uploaded pdf format.
-For group submissions, makes sure that all group members submit the material in the relevant flows. The names of all group members must be stated on the title page or other form of front page.Individual exam or group examIndividual or group, 1-6 max participantsExam languagesEnglishDuration• Presentation: 5 min./stud. when 4 or more
• Presentation: 15 min. when 3 students or less
• Eksamination time: 20 min./stud., incl. grading
• Changing between groups: 5 min.Type of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureDeadline for submissionThe deadline for submission is 12:00 on the dates stated on the semester plan. Failure to
submit work within deadlines may result in projects not being approved and evaluated.
- Preliminary literature list
This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.Kim Vulff Apitz (2018) - Statics & Strength of Materials
In the subject Material science and strength of materials 1 (EN) you will receive 36 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 48 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 33% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, exercises, group work, cases.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances